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Small Business Saturday: Area shops promote buying local

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After the madding crowds on Black Friday thin, Saturday will offer the opportunity to go more low-key and local in looking for the right gift. Small Business Saturday, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, runs counter to better-known shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The ...

Man jailed after firing shotgun in mobile home park

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 40-year-old Iron Mountain man was arrested Wednesday night after police received a complaint he had discharged a shotgun several times in the area of Park Ridge Mobile Home Park. It was reported about 11:43 p.m. that the man, who was intoxicated, left in a car while still ...

Snyder seeks $630M for roads, CPS caseworkers, clean water

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking a final $630 million budget bill before he leaves office, proposing to spend more to repair roads, address water contamination and hire 246 additional child protective services caseworkers following a scathing audit. The state ...

North Dickinson finances good

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — The North Dickinson County School District will finish the year almost $300,000 in the black, better than expected, a district official said. A recent audit showed the district was able to add another $60,587 to its general fund, raising the total to $278,145, which ...

Lawmaker rips DNR over deer lake rescue

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin legislator who doubles as a firefighter ripped the state Department of Natural Resources for persuading his department to rescue a deer stranded on a frozen lake, saying the agency put them at risk over a “stupid deer.” Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow ...

Wrong man: Michigan judge gets angry calls over CNN ruling

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BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge’s office fielded angry phone calls after callers mistook him for a federal judge who restored CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s access to the White House. Bay County District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly was out of the office Nov. 16 when U.S. District ...

WJMN-TV Channel 3 will switch frequencies

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MARQUETTE — WJMN-TV Channel 3, the CBS affiliate that services Marquette and the surrounding area, will move frequencies Friday, Nov. 30, which means those who watch TV for free with an antenna will need to go through the rescan process. As part of the Federal Communications Commission’s ...

Marquette man killed in crash

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KALKASKA — A Marquette man is dead as the result of a two-vehicle accident that occurred Monday on U.S. 131 near Wood Road in downstate Kalkaska County. Jerel Michael-Douglas Glenn, 29, died after the Chevrolet Impala he was driving southbound on U.S. 131 veered across the centerline into ...

Republic man found safe

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MARQUETTE — A Republic man who became lost Tuesday night in a wooded area of Republic Township was found safe by searchers after he placed a 911 call to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Gary Waterman, 64, who was hiking north of Chief Lake Road, called to report his dilemma at about ...

Meth suspects arrested

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MARQUETTE — Four Marquette County men have been arrested for distribution of methamphetamine, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team reported. On Nov. 16, UPSET detectives arrested Zya Ray Fassbender of Marquette, Corin Renee Hurst of Ishpeming, Christopher Francis Larson of ...

More hunt success in UP

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MARQUETTE — Favorable hunting conditions such as snow and cooler temperatures are keeping the white-tail deer moving during the firearm season so far, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reported. The DNR reported numbers at all western Upper Peninsula stations are up, while ...

Farm Bureau: Thanksgiving dinner cost down for third straight year

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Families preparing for the Thanksgiving feast should have found better prices in the grocery store, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Washington, D.C.-based agency’s 33rd annual survey of classic Thanksgiving dinner items calculated the average cost of supplies to feed ...

Wisconsin clerks warn GOP primary plan ‘impossible’ to do

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Local clerks are balking at Republican plans to move Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential primary, saying it would create so many headaches it would be impossible to implement. Two elections are currently scheduled for spring 2020 — a February primary for conservative ...

Warnings about romaine

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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 ...

No Daily News on Thursday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — There will be no paper Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. All Daily News offices will close at 4 p.m. today and remain closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. The Circulation Department will provide telephone assistance until 5:30 p.m. today. Normal office hours will resume Friday.

Searchers find lost Republic man

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MARQUETTE — A Republic man who became lost Tuesday night in a wooded area of Republic Township was found safe by searchers after he placed a 911 call to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Gary Waterman, 64, who was hiking north of Chief Lake Road, called to report his dilemma at about ...

Hunters kill more Wisconsin deer on opening weekend

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed thousands more deer on the opening weekend of this year’s nine-day gun hunt than in 2017. Department of Natural Resources data shows hunters killed 118,670 deer, up nearly 13 percent from last year. The higher total comes despite fewer hunters in the ...

Nature calendars available

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The Nature of Dickinson County 2019 calendars to benefit education programs at the Dickinson Conservation District are now on sale throughout the county. Calendars feature beautiful images from the Conservation District’s photo contest winners. Pictured is a northern lights photo by Amy ...

Cancer Closet donation

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The Norway High School Youth Advisory Committee sponsored a month-long campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness at Norway-Vulcan Area Schools. Throughout the month, the students sold navy/white/pink “#Uknighted Together” cancer awareness T-shirts, “Cancer Sucks” suckers, and ...